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Vendor Manager

Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 7 months ago Reference: 3315663
Are you looking to join an industry leader supporting in the managment of their suppliers?

This role will be the main point of contact in relation to the Customer Communication Model (CCM) Print work stream managing the 3rd party supplier deliverables ensuring that robust project management principles are applied.

This role is responsible for the end to end scoping, planning and execution of Customer Communication Model (CCM) Print work stream in line with the clients strategy with 3rd party print provider. This will involve working closely and in collaboration with colleagues from various business and support functions in and out of business.

The individual must show clear leadership and project management capabilities and be ability to adapt to changes in circumstances / requirements.

In addition this role will support the Vendor Performance Manager with ad hoc projects and or initiatives outside of the CCM arena.

What type of duties will I be reponsible for?

• Full lifecycle end to end project management and delivery of projects including scoping, definition, benefits analysis and prioritisation
• Plans, leads/supports implementation within business area, supporting and advising on introduction and impact of change for all stakeholders within remit
• Project/initiatives is delivered in accordance with quality, benefit/cost and time requirements.
• Representing Vendor Management at all CCM forums
• Providing comprehensive project updates and feedback to the CCM working group and Vendor Management stakeholders
• Produces appropriate management reports
• Influence and challenge at all levels including senior stakeholders.
• Manages actions, issues and risks, ensuring appropriate documentation is maintained, compliance with legal & regulatory framework, and issues / risks are escalated where appropriate with clear impact analysis and proposed solutions.

Supporting the Business Operation
• Develops appropriate solutions working in partnership with the Operations, Organisation, Service Delivery, and Change Management & IT.
• Ensures that all solutions compliment and enhance current business practices, targets and culture.

Continuous Business Improvement
• Undertakes analysis to support all identified opportunities.
• Delivers cost/benefit analysis to support investment appraisal.
• Produces high level reports in support of recommended initiatives.
• Effectively presents and discusses cases with Senior Management.
• Develops and manages effective processes for monitoring implementation.

What skills do you need to demonstrate?

Project Management / Process Improvement experience and good understanding of methodologies.
• Ability to apply an organised and methodical approach to work assignments, including appropriate planning, prioritisation and documentation.
• Ability to assess and understand the business issues and drivers which impact the project and its delivery – getting hands dirty when required to ensure everything works correctly.
• Ability to develop solutions to complex operational and processing problems, which involves discussions with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and drawing upon appropriate specialist expertise where appropriate
• Proven communication and negotiation skills with ability to influence and challenge at all levels.
• Problem solving skills with knowledge and experience of applying performance measurement techniques.
• Ability to demonstrate the capability and flexibility to manage own workload across multiple initiatives covering a wide range of products/processes at any one time.
• Ability to prepare reports and deliver presentations to customers and senior management regarding project status, results and recommendations
• Highly organised and self-reliant.
• Well developed analytical and presentation skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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